After losing to Northwood, 8-5, Woodbridge hoping to wrap up PCL title Tuesday evening but still lots of drama in final week

Woodbridge’s softball team is hoping to wrap up at least a share of the Pacific Coast League title Tuesday, May 9, when it meets Beckman in a Pacific Coast League game at Bill Barber Park at 5:30 p.m.

Irvine hosts University and Northwood is at Corona del Mar in the other two games Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Woodbridge (13-13 overall) leads the league with a 6-2 record. But Beckman and Irvine are close behind and tied for second place with 5-3 marks. So there is plenty of drama ending the final week. If Beckman defeats Woodbridge, there is a possibility of a three-way tie for first place.

Northwood (4-4) is also in the playoff hunt. The Timberwolves (11-12 overall) kept themselves alive with an 8-5 victory over Woodbridge Thursday, May 4, at Northwood.

“It’s always good to beat fellow Irvine teams which we haven’t done all year,” said Northwood Coach Blair Ota. “They’re a good team and a lot of those girls are on my travel team.”

Kaitlyn Lologo led the way for Northwood, going 2 for 4 with three runs scored and a two-run triple in the second inning.

“Kaitlyn has been playing great; she’s a really good player,” Ota said. “She just hits the ball hard every time and plays great defense.”

Jordan Tyo was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Hotrod Zaffino had a three-run home run in the fourth inning which was part of a four-run inning and helped the Timberwolves move out to an 8-1 lead. The last three runs were unearned and came in as result of an error.

Emma McMurray, who has returned after a back injury, notched the win on the mound for the Timberwolves, allowing eight hits.

Jesslyn Lee, who walked and was hit by a pitch, scored two runs for Northwood and Leilani Brown, who was hit by a pitch and stole a base in the second inning, also scored.

Woodbridge got on the scoreboard in the third inning on a home run by Kaitlyn Kim in the third inning which cut the lead to 4-1.

Kim also had an RBI triple in the fifth inning and scored on a single by Hannah Sasaki…

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